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Connect slings

 

Michael27
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Howzit Guys

I’ve got a silly question but I’m a newbie. 

What is the best way to join 2 slings? 

Thanks in advance.

Mike. 

 


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grae22
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Hey Mike

Maybe the best place to start – what are you trying to achieve (i.e. why do you need to join two slings)?

– Graeme


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Michael27
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@grae22

I’ve been told 2 ways you can girth hitch them or tie a fisherman’s knot which one is the best? 


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grae22
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@michael27 Sure you can girth hitch (lark’s foot) two sewn slings (i.e. closed loop sling) together. Fisherman’s would be an odd choice for a sewn sling, so I’m guessing the person had ‘open’ slings (i.e. not a loop) in mind – a tape knot (water knot) would be better, tho.

But again, why do you need to join slings? What kind of slings are you joining? Context is often important when selecting a knot.

Bear in mind knots always reduce the strength of a sling, cord or rope. Some knots are not appropriate in certain materials (nylon vs dyneema slings).


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